Gun Runner colt tops Dubai Breeze Up Sale

Stephen Hillen and Dr Hay spend €1,629.631 on four lots 

Gun Runner - Baby Go Far colt. Picture: GOFFS.
Gun Runner - Baby Go Far colt. Picture: GOFFS.

The most expensive lot sold during Tuesday's Dubai Breeze Up Sale was a colt by Three Chimney's Farm's Gun Runner (Candy Ride) who sold from Powerstown Stud to Stephen Hillen and Dr Jim Hay for €543,210. 

The colt is the second foal out of Brazilian Grade 1 placegetter Baby Go Far (Elusive Quality). His second dam, Linda Rafaela (Bin Ajwaad), was a Grade 1 winner and also produced fellow Grade 1 winner Viva Rafaela (Know Heights), one of her seven winners. 

Stephen Hillen and owner Jim Hay were the leading buyers by aggregate having bought four lots for a total spend of €1,629,631 and their other buyer included a Mocklershill-consigned son of Justify (Scat Daddy) who cost €518,519. 

The colt is out of Group 3 winning and Group 1 placed Galileo (Sadler's Wells) mare Say, making him a half-brother to three winners including Grade 1 winner Fog Of War (War Front) and the Listed winning pair Naval Intelligence (War Front) and Invader (War Front). 

The colt's second dam is multiple Group 1 winner Riskaverse (Dynaformer). 

Overall, 42 of the 63 lots offered sold for €6,422,223 following on from the inaugural running of the sale last year when 55 of the 69 lots offered sold for €8,467,630. The average was €152,910, comparable to last year's figure of €153,957 and the median finished at €135,802, up from €99,169 a year ago 

Powerstown Stud, who sold the top lot for the second year, was the leading vendor having sold five juveniles for €1,327,161 at an average of €264,432. 


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